Born 1973 in Munich.
1994 - 2000 Studies of Fine Arts at HdK Berlin and Kunstakademie München (Painting, Video, Performance), Diploma 2000,
Prof. Klaus vom Bruch.
1999 - 2004 Studies of Classical Indian Dance Bharata natyam, R. Ramesh Academy for Performing Arts, Berlin.
Intensive-Studies in India.
2004 - 2005 Scholarship by Indian Council for Cultural Relations for Classical Indian Dance, Ponnaiah Lalitakala Academy,
Carolin Gödeke works as a freelance-artist and dance-performer and as a teacher for Jugend im Museum e.V. (Guided Tours
and Workshops in Museums). She teaches Indian Dance at studio a compas, Berlin
Solo-Performances and Solo-Exhibitions (Choice): Indian Embassy, Berlin; International Festival of Arts, Bangalore, India;
Gallery Weißer Elefant, Berlin; Ethnological Museum, Berlin; Intercultural Week, Erfurt; aspekte gallery Gasteig,
Munich; Shivaratri-Festival, Bangalore, India.
Publication of cartoons in magazines and newspapers: Junge Welt, Szene Hamburg, Ab 40, Edition wasser im turm.
Figurative Paintings with expressive colours: Carolin Gödeke is often travelling for several months to South
India for her studies in classical Indian dance. There, she is always finding inspirations for her paintings. In Indian
culture, spirituality is also rooted in the simplicity of daily life. Metaphysical and material dimensions are woven into
each other and are creating a very complex definition of reality with floating transitions. On large canvases, Carolin
Gödeke is portraying women which are set between mythological characters and human beings. The paintings are influenced
by Hindi iconography, but they also have their own subjectivity and dynamics, they are melting the different influences of
eastern and western cultures.